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. the person who bought the george w. bush's had had a smile on his face. he did not waste a single dollar on florida. the big smile on his face men to it was to " -- meant that it was too close for comfort. they did not waste any money in florida because they won by 530 votes, whatever it was. they obviously do not think like that. they are obviously not trying to get efficiency in that particular way. but advertising matters at the margin. you look at the 2000 election and it was close. 2004 was close, also. 70,000 votes with the other way in ohio. president john kerry, two dozen to a big republican victory taking back the senate. -- in 2002, a big republican victory taking back the senate. advertising clearly it was not decisive in other elections, as well. may i tell you whether it is 1.4% or 1.6%? no. i can say that in election where the engine is likely to matter -- where the margin is likely to matter, those advertisements can be decisive. what are they trying to do? you have to understand the fundamentals of an election. and why the ads are so -. presidential elections are a refere
was up here in the primary with the candidates including george w. bush have been in fall in six presidential campaigns. now seven. hopefully i will continue in new hampshire. it is such a critical state. it is great to see steve's results as an entrepreneur. i knew he was a great friend said john mccain. he was doing a little bit of everything on the campaign trail. we used to talk about what he was up to back home. he is engaging in a presidential campaign. if you are an entrepreneur and a risk taker, you need a business environment. part of that will be dictated by washington. right now all the unpredictability in our economy, it is not difficult to get people to take a risk and to do what steve has done and what my family has done an ohio. my father was a small business guy who took a risk. he left his job in sales and started his own business. i asked him whether he would do it again. he said, i do not know. there's so much uncertainty out there. you have a government that does not seem to get it. they're making it more difficult and not easier to get jobs. steve has taken r
. previously he had a number of distinguished responsibilities in both the reagan, george h. w. bush, and george w. bush administrations, first as special assistant to the president and deputy to the chief of staff and in the white house, as assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs. his many diplomatic posts have included ambassador to the united nations if geneva, assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs, and, most recently, as president george w. bush's special envoy to the sudan. he is also a long time member, and i think now, vice chairman, of the board of directors of the international republican institute. so we are very glad to welcome both rich and michelle to this podium. brookings prides itself on being a nonpartisan think tank and it's in that context that we are hosting this event today. our moderator is guest scholar at brookings and former chief diplomatic correspondent for cbs and then nbc news, former anchor of the nbc "meet the press" program, and also, most recently, of -- >> legacy. >> "the legacy, marvin kalb, it's my ple
. there was a controversial nominee to the d.c. circuit under george w. bush. you can await that. reuters is a wire service, like a.p., but i am not quickly filing alerts the way jim of the knee -- jim matheny had done. i look at broader trends. i do not have to file every day, but it is the wire, so you have to fill a hole faster than you would for the newspaper. >> is anybody else working on a book they want to out? >> not yet. >> you did a biography of justice o'connor. are you still in touch with her? what is she up to? >> she is on an airplane. she is always traveling. i asked if she would be in the room for health care. she said, "i have so much planned." i asked her if she had an instant. she said, i have not even had time to read the statutes. do you know which way they are going? no clue. it turned out that she was in the courtroom the week before. all the speculation about when it will be handed down -- nobody knows until the writing on all sides is finished. she did not know exactly when it was going to come. she could have suspected, the way we did, that it would come on june 28. she was in the
profound political impact but doesn't get a lot of attention was right after george w. bush was reelected in 2004, he was inaugurated. he went out around the country on a barn storming tour to privatize social security and that went great. >> and when he started to do this he thought he was going to win and the poll numbers looked good. and you were a key part of what i think has to be universally acknowledged as a democratic defeat of that republican initiative. how did you beat george w. bush on that subject? >> it was a decision that we made that we were going to preserve social security. this is the pillar of our society of security, retirement security for our seniors. and all that meant to the rest of the families. and so when i had the opportunity to become leader, of course it was my goal to obtain the majority and we went to some people on the outside to the public -- the private sector and said if you were, i don't know these things but if you were tylenol and you wanted to be advil -- i don't know which was first but if you were number two and wanted to be number one what would
. there is no credible evidence to support this proposition. during the administration of george w. bush, the department of education publishes a highly respected study on tuition price increases. it found that the primary driver of tuition price increases in public institutions where over 3/4 of our graduate students attend college, is the change in state funding as states invest less money in higher education. the institutions respond by raising prices. the study found no relationship between the availability of federal and state grants and the ensuing chore -- tuition price increases in public or private not-for-profit institutions. as institutions raise prices, they have an obligation to ensure they increase their own financial aid program to hold harmless these neediest students. last year, our state cut michigan state university appropriation by 15%. our board raised tuition 6.9% to compensate in part for these cuts. the board also increased our own institutional grant aid by 10% with 83% of these grants dollars going to students with financial need. this is an example of what institutions need to
the panel. part of the conference hosted by the george w. bush institute in new york city. >> if i could have your attention, please. governor, you are out of order. secretary, you can open the meeting with a prayer. [laughter] [laughter] we have been given the impossible task. we have to cover 92 years of federal tax policy in less than 60 minutes. we are going to do it by decade. we will have 12 different presentations on those nine decades. i will leave the extensive biographies to be found in your notebook to suffice for most of these people. you know them. i will give. a brief give they have each been asked to describe their decade or decades in a word or phrase. why not launch into it? we hope to have enough time for each of them to go at each other in mortal academic economical contact. there will be blood on the floor. let's start with 1920's with the director of the 4% growth project. she has also worked on a terrific biography of calvin coolidge that will be coming out. "silent cal." she will talk about the 1920's. the roaring '20s. >> thanks for coming. they did not start with
to the president as "your president." i did not agree with everything he did, but george w. bush was my president. i never voted for him, but ma -- ronald reagan was my president. i disagreed with him most of the time, but george h. w. bush was my president. i am sad that in this country, that for whatever reason we do not have one president at represents all of us. i think we should get beyond that rhetoric, and frankly, beyond this bill, to talk about what really matters in this country, which is jobs, as you said. >> i am amazed at how much congressman fox and i have in common. i think the thing that bothers me about what she said is this notion of freedom. my idea of freedom is freedom of speech, freedom of religion. it is not the freedom to not have health care. the problem is, i really look at it as a responsibility point of view. republicans often talk about that. in other words, it is not fair, if you will, that people not take responsibility for their own lives. why should so many of us be paying these large premiums and bills for people who do not decide to have health care? -- health i
of the house. he served on the defense policy board under president george w. bush. in 1999, gingrich was appointed to the united states commission on national security 21st century and the -- commission to examine national security challenges. he is also committed to developing free-market health care reforms centered on the individual. in 2003, he founded the center for health transformation. he and his wife host and produce award winning documentary films together and author the author of books. his daughter has spoken at the luce policy interests -- institute and has written policy breaks for us. he has written 23 books, including 13 "the new york times" best sellers. during his leadership he used his incredible background to be one of the strongest, most compelling and innovative conservative leaders on the stage. join me in welcoming this extraordinary conservative leader, newt gingrich. [applause] >> thank you all. some housekeeping. i will give you a very brief talk so we can spend most fun -- most of the time questions you want and at the very end we will take two or three mi
that fool? there were references to george w. bush this last week. guest: it is worth remembering that when george bush appointed justice roberts, he nominated him to be an associate justice. when rehnquist died, he moved into being chief justice. he was seen as reliable, conservative, people call that a home run. there was a lot of adulation from the pick of roberts, especially following up on where the nomination process had been before that. myers was being talked about. conservatives are unhappy with where justice roberts was on it. but when he was appointed, that is not where people work. guest: an interesting trivia question for viewers. think about various justices. earl warren appointed by eisenhower. david souter, sandra day o'connor, they were all appointed by republicans and seemed to go off the reservation. here is the question. can you think of any justice appointed by a democratic president that went off the reservation to some extent? i cannot. i wonder why. are republicans not good at figuring out how people will evolve? host: one big thing about the c-span and libraries, yo
.i.v.- aids. as the chair of the women's initiative at the george w. bush institute, she continues her work on global health care innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, is supporting the women and men who have served in america's military. in september 2011, the bush institute, the u.s. government, u.n. aid, and susan g. komen announced the partnership to leverage pepfar's platform and resources to combat cervical cancer in developing nations. my organization have the honor of having mrs. bush as the keynote speaker at our annual conference a few years ago. she was introduced by her twin daughters, also great women leaders, who gave one of the most touching internet -- introductions i have never heard. they painted a full picture of their mother and reminded us all of the roles women balance every day in ways that are remarkable. as they did, i want to present to you a woman leader of great depth and accomplishment, but a woman who is also a wife, mother, and friend to all of us in this room who fight for equality and dignity for women all over the world. m
. the challenge corporation, which was a major initiative of president george w. bush, said we should invest in those companies that are committed to the rule of law and will and corruption and a sensible ideas. if people are wasting money, to heck with them. we do not need to give them that money. the american people should not expect us to give them that money. >> let me do what i enjoy doing so much -- put you on the spot a little bit. your secretary of state today. we have this fiscal cliff that we are facing. we may have sequestration of our military. we may have another downgrade of our debt. who knows where this will go. you have to go up on the hill and make the case for doubling -- for spending more. how would you do that today? >> i think that i would make it a very clear that the security of the united states depends on the fact of us having friends around the world and countries where people are able to live a decent life and where, in fact, they -- there is not an environment terrorists can take advantage of. there is no direct line between poverty and terrorism, but does not ta
. in 2001, president george w. bush nominated him as u.s. attorney for the district of new jersey. the position that the health through 2008. it was in that role that gov. christie drew national attention for his efforts in battling political corruption, corporate crime, contracting and gang violence. he directed his attention to ethics during his tenure and spear headed a number of aggressive investigations against corrupt public officials. and he was able to build an impressive 130 convictions during this time. but what you may not know is that, like many true new jersey native's, gov. christie is a dedicated bruce springsteen fan. [laughter] to date, he has attended 209 bruce springsteen concert over 36 years. that is a bipartisan issue on which everybody can agree. [laughter] this morning, gov. christie will make open comments and then we will have a moderated discussion led by brookings senior fellow ted gayer. this event is also being webcast and viewers can post comments and ask questions during discussion. please join me in welcoming gov. christie to the broken this instit
of a democratic leanings, an unemployed steelworker appeared when i asked him, he said i am voting for george w. bush. he said i trust him. a month later when americans cast their vote, i realize what had happened. people were voting based on that. even though it might not have seem obvious to us, and they were thinking about this in a more fundamental way. when you go and you talk to voters, they want to know that you are going to speak to and for them. we occasionally do a thing where we go around the country and do towns and we sit people down and asked them to talk to each other. we live in a world of silo politics where people watch one network or another. we get them all in one room. we were in the middle of a health-care debate. there were people arguing with each other about their understanding of the health care bill. it turned out that the fight they were having where emblematic of what was going on around the country. we can still see those divisions are alive. we have discovered that character matters. we can spend a lot of time talking to candidates if you were a tree what would yo
probably knows, former reagan and president george h.w. bush official saying that no claim for regulatory issues have increased. he says this. republicans have embraced the idea that this is holding back employment. they assert that barack obama has unleashed a tidal wave of new regulation which created uncertainty of business and prevents them from investing in hiring. as i said, he said, no hard evidence is offered for this claim. he then says, in my opinion that means -- bruce bartlett -- not my opinion, regulatory system is a kenard used by republicans to pursue an agenda supported by the business community year in and year out. nornede, it's a case of political opportumism. that's his opinion. not mine. my concern is if you ask economists on whether or not legislation -- many pieces of legislation that we baffed called jobs bills -- the gentleman has pointed that out -- economists say in the short term which is really what we need to do, we need to do in the short term and the long term is not going to create jobs. . this week we haven't done anything to create jobs. might i ask the
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